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Paying outside the pay period in QuickBooks Online Standard Payroll

Before your pay your employees in QuickBooks Online you must specify your pay schedule.

You can create your pay schedule in two places:

  1. First Time Use
  2. Payroll Settings

First Time Use

You will be asked:

  1. How often do you pay your employees?
  2.  What's their first pay date in QuickBooks?
  3. What are the days they're being paid for?

If you are selecting Something Else, you are telling QuickBooks Online Standard Payroll that your employees are paid outside their pay date.

Once you have entered all the relevant information, the pay schedule card will appear from the left hand side of the menu and show you your first pay period including the pay date, the current pay period and pay date and what your last pay period will be.

Payroll Settings

If you need to make any changes once you have saved these details, you can edit within the Gear icon > Account & Settings > Payroll.

Please note: When your payroll is submitted you cannot make any changes to the pay schedule, you will need to delete the pay run and start again.

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